Iowa Economic Reports
In support of local economic development efforts in Iowa, the Department of Economics publishes periodic reports illustrating economic trends in Iowa's counties and cities.
Select a tab below to view available reports by topic or by county.
- Retail Trade Analysis Reports: These reports describe recent and historical trends in local taxable retail sales for counties and cities. The reports examine local retail sales and related trends using a variety of comparative performance measures.
- Poverty and Food Needs Profiles: These profiles address the relationship between poverty and food needs at the county level in Iowa. The reports contain indicators of poverty, participation in food and nutrition assistance programs, and other food-related health and economic measures.